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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: July 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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July 28-August 10, 2008
Copyright 2008


ST. JOHN


750


The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


Beauty Abounds
Summer is the perfect time for residents and visitors
to enjoy the island's natural and cultural wonders like
the ruins at Cinnamon Bay, below, and a bright yellow
blossom, at right.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by
William Stelzer


EPA Awards
CBCC $300,000
CARE Grant
Page 3
Anne Marie
Porter Takes
a Stand for
Animals
Page 13
Ferry Riders
Face New Fee
Page 5
Local
Enviromental
Heroes Honored
Page 2

WAPA Ends Power
Rotations Earlier
Than Expected
Page 14
DOT Accepting
Applications
for Love City
Hospitality Hosts
Page 4


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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


VINP Education Specialist Laurel Bigrig Brannick was swarmed by children after
receiving her environmental quality award.

EPA Recognizes Local Environmental


Heroes


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Although there was no red carpet, U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency officials still considered
the ceremony their version of the Oscars.
Regional EPA officials distributed environmental
quality awards to three individuals at a Monday, July
21, ceremony at the V.I. National Park Visitors' Cen-
ter. Members of the Coral Bay Community Council
also received a $300,000 grant from the federal agen-
cy during the ceremony (see related story on page 3).
The top EPA official for region two, which com-
prises New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Virgin Islands and seven federally-recognized Native
American Nations, took special pride in honoring en-
vironmental leaders in the territory.
"When I was sworn into office in September 2005,
I heard about all the issues facing this region and I
looked at the Virgin Islands and said, 'these issues de-
serve special attention,'" said EPA Regional Admin-
istrator Alan Steinberg.
Taking care of the environment isn't just the gov-
ernment's responsibility, explained Steinberg.
"Here in the Virgin Islands we have very special
people as our partners," Steinberg said. "The environ-
ment isn't just the business of the government. We


would never be able to solve these issues without our
partners."
While the environmental awards highlight indi-
viduals who work on behalf of the environment, the
recognition goes beyond just presenting a plaque, ac-
cording to Steinberg.
"For more than two decades we've had this pro-
gram to present awards to environmental heroes,"
said the EPA regional administrator. "These people
have a positive and lasting effect on the environment.
We are here to honor these heroes."
"This truly is the Oscars of environmental protec-
tion," Steinberg said.
VINP education specialist Laurel Bigrig Brannick
was recognized for her commitment to spreading
awareness of the park to the island's next generation,
explained Steinberg.
"Brannick educates Virgin Islands school children,
local residents and visitors that come through the
VINP facility on St. John about the island's historic,
cultural and natural resources, and their benefits to the
Virgin Islands and the nation," said the EPA regional
administrator.
The VINP ranger conducts tours of historic ruins,
hikes to remote locations, hosts camping trips and
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DPNR Hosting Fifth Annual Brownfields

Forum July 30 at Westin Resort

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces
that the Division of Environmental Protection Brownfields' Pro-
gram will host its 5th Annual Forum on Wednesday, July 30, at the
Westin Resort on St. John.
This year's forum, "Paving the Way to Redevelopment," will
feature representatives from the United States Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, the 27th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, DPNR
staff and local contractors.
Discussions will focus on Federal Guidelines, the V.I. Brown-
fields Act, public/private partnerships and DPNR Brownfields ini-
tiatives.
"The Virgin Islands Brownfields Program is making steady
progress in putting an effective Brownfields Program in place in
the Virgin Islands," DPNR Commissioner Robert Mathes said.
"Stakeholders from all levels of government, the business and
financial community, realtors, developers, planners, consultants,
and community leaders should attend," said Mathes.
The forum will be July 30 at the Westin Resort on St. John from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required and admission is free.
Since space is limited, interested persons should pre-register with
the department by calling Kysha Wallace at 774-3320.

Patient Appreciation Days at

Absolutely Chiropractic
St. John Tradewinds
Dr. Elizabeth Masiello will be hosting Patient Appreciation Days
on Tuesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 7.
All adjustments will be discounted to $20. Please call to sched-
ule your appointment time so that everyone will be accommodated.
For more information call 714-0270.

SBDC Offering Web Site Marketing

Workshop July 30

St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Small Business Development Center will present a
seminar titled "Fundamentals of Web Marketing: Kick Your Site
into High Gear," on Wednesday, July 30.
This seminar is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VISBDC
Training Facility at Nisky Center in St. Thomas.
The presenter is Mon6ca Pinkett-Wilkins of Tech Connect V.I.
Admission is $40 per person and is limited to the first 19 persons
who pay the admission fee by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 28.
Attend this seminar to learn something new, refresh your knowl-
edge and kick your Web site into high gear! To pre-register or for
more information on this seminar and/or other SBDC services call
776-3206.

U.S. Attorney's Office Hosting Intro. to

Human Trafficking Training
St. John Tradewinds
U.S. Attorney Anthony J. Jenkins' office, in conjunction with the
Regional Community Policing Institute, will be sponsoring an in-
troduction to Human Trafficking Training at the Wyndham Beach
Resort on St. Thomas, on Tuesday, July 29.
The primary focus is to provide an understanding of the origins
and methods of operation of organizations along with an under-
standing of the unique victimization process. An emphasis will be
placed on the importance of the role of victim service provider,
immigration issues and the major immigration remedies available
to human trafficking victims. For more information or to register
call Antoinette James at 773-3920.








St. John Tradewinds, July 28-August 10, 2008 3



EPA Awards $300,000 CARE Grant to CBCC to Fight



Stormwater Pollution


"Today we are seeing the culmination of all
of our advance activities and years of work
- and a move into the solutions phase via this
grant funding."
CBCC President Sharon Coldren


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community
Council has long been dedicated
to tackling stormwater pollution
issues and armed with a $300,000
grant from the U.S. Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, the group is
ready to get to work.
EPA Regional Administrator
Alan Steinberg presented the group
with a Community Action for a
Renewed Environment (CARE)
grant during a ceremony at the VI.
National Park Visitors' Center on
Monday morning, July 21.
"The CARE program supports
community efforts to create and
use collaborative partnerships to
identify and mitigate sources of
local pollution," said Steinberg.
"The CBCC is one of 18 commu-
nity groups across the nation ac-
cepted into the CARE program."
Stopping Sediment and Storm-
water Pollution
"The organization and its gov-
ernment and community partners
will use the EPA funding to ex-
pand efforts to stop sediment and
stormwater pollution from enter-
ing Coral Bay, improve local solid
waste management and heighten
awareness about other toxic pol-
lution issues affecting the commu-
nity," Steinberg said.
CBCC officials will use the two-
year $300,000 grant to implement
the Coral Bay Watershed Man-
agement Plan, which was created
last summer by officials from the
Center for Watershed Protection,
Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources and EPA, along with
community input.
Hiring Full-time
Stormwater Engineer
The funds will be used to hire a
full-time stormwater engineer and
a part-time watershed coordinator.
CBCC plans to advertise national-
ly for the engineer position, while
the watershed coordinator will
most likely be Coral Bay resident
and marine scientist Barry Devine,
according to CBCC president Sha-
ron Coldren.


Additional funds will allow
CBCC to offer outreach programs
and educational workshops for the
community.
From its initial inception, the
CBCC's goals have been driven by
its members, explained Coldren.
Major Issue for Members
"Almost five years ago in 2003,
the Coral Bay Community Council,
a 501c3 non-profit organization,
was founded," Coldren said. "We
asked people as they joined, what
their most important issues were,
and curbing stormwater runoff and
protecting the natural environment
so we could live in it and enjoy it,
was clearly the lead issue."
While Coldren accepted the
grant, the CBCC president did not
work alone, she explained.
"The originating leaders, some
currently on our board, are Jean
Cottrell, Lorelei Monsanto, Mary
Blazine, Marie Naisby, Kent Irish
and Alvis Christian," said Coldren.
"Over the years others have been
elected to our current CBCC board
- Joan Thomas, Bonny Corbeil,
Barbara Dalmida Thompson and
Amelia Jones."
Devine has also been an active
and appreciated volunteer for the
group through his work document-
ing and preserving the bay and
surrounding environment, Coldren
added.
Volunteers Are Keys To
Success
"I would like to personally thank
all of these people for their very
important contributions to making
the CBCC happen and work,"
she said. "It could not have hap-
pened without each and every one
of them."
Elvis Marsh played an integral
role in addressing the stormwater
issue specifically, according to
Coldren.
"As CBCC began to explore
and quantify the stormwater run-
off pollution issue, Elvis Marsh
came forward willing to serve on
our advisory council as our storm-
water runoff community liaison,"
Coldren said. "Knowing the local


CBCC president Sharon Coldren, surrounded by CBCC members, accepts grant
funding from EPA Regional Administrator Alan Steinberg.


terrain and land ownership, Elvis
has been invaluable in helping us
make strides in understanding the
issues."
After talking about their con-
cerns to every government offi-
cial and developer who would let
them, the group took its first steps
toward stopping the stormwater
flow into the bay in fall 2006, Col-
dren explained.
Environmental Stewardship
Initiative
"In November 2006, Jim Casey,
EPA's Virgin Islands Coordinator,
announced the VI Environmen-
tal Stewardship Initiative at our
CBCC annual meeting," she said.
"And this was not just talk. We
have seen substantial water quality
studies undertaken in Coral Bay
and elsewhere in the V.I., with re-
sults to be published soon."
"We have also seen improved
monitoring and understanding of
septic and on-site sewage waste
disposal systems," Coldren con-
tinued. "DPNR, working with
EPA and the community, is truly
starting to professionalize more of
these fundamental anti-pollution
measures."
Partnerships with NOAA,
DPNR, EPA
The National Oceanic and At-
mospheric Administration has also
partnered with DPNR to improve
stormwater controls and in spring
2007, Coral Bay was chosen as the
site of a pilot watershed manage-


ment plan.
Site Visits in Coral Bay
In July and August 2007, offi-
cials conducted site visits with res-
idents and developers and looked
at the stormwater pollution issue
even closer, Coldren explained.
The work was used to compile
the Coral Bay Watershed Manage-
ment Plan, which is available at
CBCC's Web site, coralbaycom-
munitycouncil.org.
"I urge everyone to review it,"
said Coldren. "It forms the outline
for our planned activities with resi-
dents and government agencies for
implementing the grant."
Years Of Work
Steinberg himself even toured
Coral Bay in November 2007 and
got to see first-hand the impacts of
excessive stormwater runoff, Col-
dren added.
"Today we are seeing the culmi-
nation of all of our advance activi-
ties and years of work and
a move into the solutions phase
via this grant funding," she said.
"It will begin in October 2008 and
continue for two years. It will pro-
vide the watershed engineering ex-
pertise we need in Coral Bay."
"Virtually everyone here today,
and many more people, will be ac-
tively involved in this project's ac-
tivities during the next two years,"
Coldren continued. "It's exciting.
We will do our best to make this
work."
The EPA could not achieve its


goals without working with non-
governmental organizations and
private individuals like Coldren,
according to Steinberg.
"Sharon Coldren is a highly
regarded partner of EPA," said
Steinberg. "The beauty of this is-
land is one of the main attractions
for tourism, which is a major in-
dustry here. Sharon works to save
that beauty and it is an honor to
work with her."


INDEX
Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar ......... 21
Church Schedules .............20
Classified Ads ...............23-24
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules .................20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ....................... .........16
O bituary........................... ...... 17
Police Log ................. .... 21
Real Estate ................. 24-27
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"Miss Bally," Ubaldina Simmons, has left us at
age 98. The funeral service at Nazareth Lutheran
Church brought so many family members and
friends back to St. John. The floral display was
lovely, the vocal soloists Larry Benjamin, Ches-
ter Brady and Mrs. Matthias, the church choir and
N'Harmony, all sang from their hearts. Emanuel
Boyd and Jessie Richards added their usual trum-
pet tones. It was a stirring tribute to the life of a
very kind lady.
I remember her 75th birthday party we
danced for hours. The post office is named for her.
Her husband, George, was our administrator for
many years.
When I walk to the Battery, I think of the line
to the office entrance which then, was our post of-
fice.
Mrs. Simmons and Miss Athyl Sewer would be
dispensing the mail and, in the case of the Sever-
sons who owned the first house on Gift Hill, they
never forgot the special treatment the ladies gave
them. Their son was in Vietnam if there was
a letter waiting for them, they were called out of
line, to come forward to receive it.
I shall not forget her words of guidance when
I arrived in the late 1950s "Sis, I wouldn't do
that" she was the most loving and caring person
I have ever known.
My sincere thoughts and prayers to her family
and to her adopted friends and family. I only wish
that the young people of today could follow her
fine example.
Old Friends Stop By to Visit
Daphne Thomas Sanders showed me her fas-


St. John Tradewinds
In an effort to enhance the welcome experience at
all ports of entry, the Department of Tourism is seek-
ing part-time hospitality hosts and hostesses to wel-
come passengers and provide island information to
visitors on St. John.
Applications for contracted employment may be
picked up on St. John at the DOT's Visitors' Center
in Cruz Bay or Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral
Bay.
In addition, entertainers including musicians, danc-
ers and other performing artists who are interested in
performing for visitors should visit the DOT's office
to provide demos and prices.
Entertainers who have worked with the Department
of Tourism in the past are also urged to contact the
Department to update their files.
For more information regarding either work or en-
tertainment opportunities contact Ernest Knight at
774-8784.


cinating project of tracing her ancestors. It takes
a dedicated and organized mind to research the
names, photos and relationships of so many St.
Johnians Daphne has that! We all pass the plot
of land next to The Fish Trap she was brought
up there in a tiny house that I remember.
Jazz at The Beach Bar Is As Wild As Ever
Captain Magic and his dear wife, RuthAnn, sang
duets that were full of rhythm. He complained to
me that I never mention him in this column. I has-
ten to apologize! And I promise to find a rinse for
his white hair!
Mark Wallace has brought his delightfully dif-
ferent songs and rhythms to the Jazz Islanders as
he fills in for Joe Ramsay. Sally Smith's pounding
version of "Wha-I-Say?" closes out the program
with a bang!
Edmund Roberts dropped by to talk about "old
times" when, at age 14, he sold meat to the North
Shore residents from his donkey! Two visitors and
I hung on every word. Another story told of row-
ing around Mary's Point and spending the night
there with his parents. Those certainly were the
days! All I can think of are the sandflies!
Steve Simon is in China arranging the upcom-
ing blues festival while Helen is heading up
the volunteer police and neighborhood watch pro-
gram. We have had the watch program before -
and it worked!
Our Dr. Barot Is Back
She looks well and is as peppy as ever! Wel-
come back after months of surgery and chemo in
California! We love you!


The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce is working with the DOT to
assist in establishing the "greeter" program.
Anyone who has come to St. John recently will re-
call the warm greetings and helpful assistance of the
greeters at the St. Thomas airport. They meet you at
the gate and offer cool tasty sips of Cruzan Rum in
four different flavors along with friendly informative
answers to visitors' questions.
The same service will soon be offered to visitors as
they arrive in Cruz Bay. The chapter is working with
tourism officials and St. John Administrator Leona
Smith to procure a booth or assistance in having it
constructed along with working out the best schedule
and location for the greeters to work from.
If you are interested in working with the Chapter
on this positive initiative for St. John, please contact
Kate Norfleet at 693-9099, Debbie Hime or Cid Ham-
ling at Connections at 776-6922.


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Inter-Island Ferry Riders Face Another New Fee


St. John Tradewinds News File Photo


VIPA officials expect to implement 25 cent fees for inter-island ferry passengers at both Red Hook and Cruz Bay by October.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just as inter-island travelers are adjusting to an extra $1.10
fuel surcharge on top of the normal ferry ticket price, V.I.
Port Authority officials announced their plan to implement
an additional 25 cent fee in the next several months.
VIPA officials first publicized their plan to charge a new
user fee when the Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Termi-
nal in Red Hook opened in September 2007.
The fee is necessary to ensure maintenance of the au-
tonomous agency's facilities, VIPA's then-governing board
chairman Robert O'Connor Jr. told the Tradewinds at the
time.


"The user fee is needed to maintain and improve the prop-
erty," O'Connor said at the time. "The property is built, but
that is not the end of the story. Too many times we build
things and they are not maintained we don't want that to
happen here."
Originally, VIPA officials planned to charge a 50 cent fee
for all outgoing passengers using the Red Hook terminal.
In a governing board meeting last week, however, offi-
cials voted instead to implement a 25 cent fee at both Red
Hook and Cruz Bay, according to a report in the V.I. Daily
News.
The fee is expected to be implemented by October, ac-
cording to the published report.


VIPA officials are still finalizing plans to collect the quar-
ter fees, and are considering installing turnstiles, according
to the VI Daily News report.
V.I. Public Services Commission officials approved a
$1.10 fuel surcharge for the ferry franchises last month,
raising the cost of a one-way ticket from Cruz Bay to Red
Hook from $5 to $6.10.
The fuel surcharge was approved while the PSC consid-
ers a rate increase for the two inter-island ferry companies,
which enjoy an exclusive franchise on the runs between St.
Thomas and St. John.
The PSC's rate study for Varlack Ventures and Transporta-
tion Services is expected to be complete by January 2009.


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Artists' Association of St. John Has Big Plans for Fall


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Movers and shakers in the St. John art
community now have a combination of both
new and established artistic talent at the
helm of the Artists' Association of St. John.
The group's former executive director,
artist Claire Wilkinson, returned to directing
all activities relating to the association's art
gallery, located in the Lumberyard complex,
earlier this month.
Former small business owner, estab-
lished artist and island newcomer, Monika
Konstancic, also recently began overseeing
many of the financial management responsi-
bilities on behalf of the association.
In just the past year, the full-time position
of executive director has been open twice.
Artist Amanda Perry left the position to
fill the long standing need of an on-island art
supply store. Then four-year island resident
and artist Stephanie Randolph unexpectedly
had to relocate off-island.
On-going Programs Continue
As a result, Wilkinson and Konstancic
decided to step up to the plate, to ensure
the success of programs which were in the
works, as well as to prepare for the quickly
approaching tourist season.
Island visitors Ken and Patty Lobo were
recently shopping in the gallery. When the
Houston, Texas, couple who were house
sitting on St. Thomas was asked how they
heard about the AASJ gallery, they said they
had read about it in a brochure they received
from a tourist information center.
"We were looking for Caribbean art to
decorate our new home in Houston," said
Patty Lobo.
Both husband and wife said it was, "defi-
nitely the Caribbean color and usage of
light," that inspired them to seek out art
work on St. John for their new home.
Typically, the number of art show open-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Former AASJ executive director Claire Wilkinson will once again be run-
ning the association's gallery, located in the Lumberyard complex.


ings at the gallery more than doubles each
year during the winter months when more
association members are on-island, accord-
ing to Wilkinson.
Members Encourage Young Participants
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School student
and novice artist Ariel Millin was able to
complete her community service curriculum
requirement at the association gallery over
the spring and summer months this year.
Association leaders have been assisting
Millin with her search for an art scholarship.
There is no minimum age limit on partici-
pation of children in the Association's pro-
gramming.


Members hope any young person who is
interested in art will join. One of Wilkin-
son's goals includes having the gallery open
a couple of nights a week.
"We hope it can become more than an art
gallery," said Wilkinson. "We want it to be
a place where artists can socialize, and actu-
ally do studio work."
New Workshops Planned
"We are planning on adding a jewelry-
making workshop, teaching canvas stretch-
ing techniques and adding additional oil
painting and water color classes," added
Konstancic.
Also,the gallery display will soon be ex-


"We hope it can become
more than an art gallery. We
want it to be a place where
artists can socialize, and ac-
tually do studio work."
Claire Wilkinson
AASJ Gallery Director


panding to include the expansive outside
deck space, Wilkinson explained.
"We also want to add hand made furniture
to the gallery, too," Wilkinson said.
St. John resident Katia Andreeva has
agreed to empower association members
who want to embrace their "inner geek,"
she explained.
Andreeva will be teaching the artists how
to set up a virtual, on-line art gallery.
Successful July 4 Party
AASJ members "pulled out all the stops"
when they hosted the group's annual July
4 party this year on the back deck, a great
place to watch the big parade.
The party helped the association raise
funds and offered a great birds' eye view of
the Festival parade.
The organization hosts opening receptions
of new exhibits the second Thursday of each
month. Currently the gallery is open Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anyone who hasn't visited the gallery in a
while, should drop by before summer winds
down. Afeast for the eyes and soul awaits all
at the AASJ's gallery in the Lumberyard.


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann


Virgin Islands Summer Creative Writing Program last week completed its Young Writers
Camp at the Julius E. Sprauve School. VISCWP was founded by Coreen Samuel to pro-
vide cultural literacy to multiple levels of the community and to awaken the writer in every
young student. In the photo, Youme Landowne, a published writer, looks on as workshop
participants give a round of applause for a story written by participant Mary Blazine last
weekend. Twenty published and novice writers were on hand at the JESS library to hone
their skills. Also pictured are Tregenza Roach, Joshua Lathier-Wells, Jahweh Davis and
Samuel. The two-week camp wrapped Saturday, July 26, when students shared their
best work at the St. John School of the Arts.


Emergency Landing Temporarily

Closed St. Thomas Airport Last Week


St. John Tradewinds
An emergency landing on Wednesday afternoon,
July 23, at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas
temporarily closed the airport's runway, but resulted
in no injuries to the passengers and no damage to the
airport.
A twin-engine Piper Aztec performed an emergen-
cy landing at approximately 1:33 p.m. when the pilot
was unable to deploy the aircraft's main landing gear,
according to Airport Manager Jose Nazario.
The aircraft made a controlled landing on its belly
with its nose gear engaged and its left and right main
gear unengaged. The aircraft skidded safely to a stop
in the eastern quarter of the runway. There was no ex-
plosion or fire.
The pilot of the aircraft notified the air traffic con-
trol tower at 1:25 p.m. July 23 that the airplane was
experiencing hydraulic problems and was unable to
fully deploy its landing gear. The tower called a Level
2 Alert, and closed the airfield to incoming and outgo-
ing traffic.
In response to the alert, Port Authority Airport Res-
cue and Fire Fighting crews were placed on standby
and began preparations for the emergency landing.
The privately owned aircraft was en route from
Dominica and was carrying five passengers and one


pilot. The plane's occupants were not injured and did
not request medical services, according to Nazario.
The runway was reopened at 2:55 p.m. after air-
port emergency personnel removed the plane from the
runway and inspected the area for damage.
The July 23 emergency landing was the second
time that Cyril King Airport emergency personnel
were called to duty for the day.
Earlier that day, at 12:33 p.m., a DC-3 cargo aircraft
operated by 4 Star Aviation experienced an engine fire
shortly after landing. ARFF personnel responded to
the scene and extinguished the fire within minutes.
Port Authority Interim Executive Director Kenn
Hobson praised the work of airport staff and emer-
gency crews last week.
"VIPA Emergency and Firefighting personnel and
other staff at Cyril E. King Airport handled two air-
craft emergencies this afternoon, with less than one
hour in between," Hobson said. "Both incidents were
handled swiftly, and resulted in no injuries and no ma-
jor damage to the airfield."
"These positive outcomes are evidence of the hard
work and professionalism of the Cyril E. King airport
management and staff and the members of airport's
Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit," Hobson said.


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By Susan Mann
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The Founder of the Virgin Islands' Domestic Vio-
lence/Sexual Assault Council, St. Croix resident Lynn
Spencer, was on hand to meet and greet the St. John
public and explain the program goals of the DVSAC
organization last Wednesday evening, July 23.
"We are concerned about what happens on your is-
land," said Spencer.
The purpose of the annual membership outreach
event, sponsored by the St. John Community Crisis
Center and hosted at their office in the Lumberyard
complex, was to encourage interested St. John citi-
zens to volunteer and become involved with the ac-
tivities of the non-profit umbrella organization.
The DVSAC's prevention and educational outreach
program is housed and voluntarily supervised in Love
City by SJCCC.
While the wet, rainy evening may have impacted
the number of participants who turned out, those
who did so enjoyed tasty beverages, sandwiches and
snacks, and also had a chance to ask questions and get
detailed, enthusiastic answers about St. John DVSAC
from Spencer.
Also present to answer questions about the St. John
prevention program was outgoing DVSAC outreach
worker Zarah Bunner.
Spencer provided an overview of the Virgin Islands
organization which is comprised of a Media Com-
mittee; a Criminal Justice Committee; a Faith-based
Committee; the VI Firearms Task Force; and the Peo-
ple's Court Watch.
The St. John DVSAC program is actively looking
for residents who want to volunteer their time and tal-
ent to any one of the existing committees.
Media committee members are working to develop
and carry out a media campaign to inform the public
about the various aspects of domestic violence and
prevention.
The criminal justice committee focuses on im-
provements which have been, or can be, made via
legislative and policy concerns. The faith-based com-
mittee seeks to involve clergy members of all faiths in
carrying out the aims of DVSAC.
The mission of the VI firearms task force is to re-
duce the numbers of unlicensed firearms entering and
remaining in the territory. The people's court watch
program is actively collecting and monitoring data
about what happens to domestic violence cases after
they enter the territory's judicial system.


Federal Minimum Wage Increased to

$6.55 July 24


St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers
and employees that the federal minimum wage in-
creased to $6.55 on Thursday, July 24.
The increase is the second of three provided by the
enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. A
third minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour will
become effective on July 24, 2009. Last year on July
24, 2007, the minimum wage increased to $5.85 an
hour.
This summer also marks the 70th anniversary of


the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law which
provides minimum wage, overtime and youth em-
ployment standards. The law established the Labor
Department's wage and hour division, authorizing it
to enforce the law and educate the public on the law's
protections and requirements.
Employers and employees seeking more compli-
ance information on the increased minimum wage
should call the wage and hour division's toll-free
help-line at 866-487-9243.


"The Attorney General has said that 25 percent of
all cases coming before territorial courts are domestic
violence related," said Spencer.
There are far too many "very deliberate, sexual
(adult) male predators in the territory who seek out
pre-adolescent and adolescent girls," Spencer said.
Participants discussed the attitudes and perceptions
of judges across the territory and how their attitudes
affect controversial decisions regarding granting
bail to those charged with committing violent sexual
crimes.
Such factors in turn may likely affect how police
on each island prioritize reported sexual assaults, ac-
cording to Spencer.
This would be an example of a concern the DVSAC
criminal justice committee would address, she ex-
plained.
Spencer was asked about the official role of long-
time DVSAC council member and former director
of the Safety Zone Dr. Iris Kern, who Governor
John deJongh recently appointed to the new position
of Domestic Violence Advisor to the Attorney Gen-
eral and V.I. Police Department Commissioner.
"My thinking is that she will write policy," Spencer
said about Kern. "She is saying that she will review
policies. If this is the case, then we are back to square
one."
"An ongoing problem in the Virgin Islands has been
a need for written policy," said Spencer.
Another critical issue cited by Spencer related to
hand-guns entering the territory.
"The shipping trailers and boats are not always be-
ing thoroughly searched," said the DVSAC founder.
Delegate to the Fifth VI. Constitutional Convention
and former Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, who
was present at the event, had several comments and
suggestions about the DVSAC program. Barshinger
offered ways it could further address St. John con-
cerns about domestic violence prevention and educa-
tion.
Barshinger was undecided when asked if he planned
to throw his hat in the Senator at Large ring again in
the upcoming election, he explained.
"I haven't decided yet," said Barshinger. "Someone
needs to, but I have until August 10 to make up my
mind. So I'm still thinking about it."
For more information about volunteering, or to
sign up for the DVSAC monthly newsletter, "Today's
Advocate," contact dvsac@earthlink.net or call 719-
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The picture which accompanied the story "DPNR
Approves Group Dwelling Permit for Steep Hillside
Condo Development Bordeaux Mountain Estates," in
the July 21 edition of the St. John Tradewinds, did not
depict the correct site of the development.
The picture which ran with that article was not the


future site of the Bordeaux Mountain Estates. The
picture above shows the correct site of the planned
development.
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units in the development. The condominium develop-
ment will be comprised of 16 four-bedroom units.
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St. John Tradewinds
St. Barth's highly acclaimed Isle de France Club
will welcome in the holiday season of 2009 a seaside
sister club on St. John, Pond Bay.
Boasting the highest levels of service and exclusive
amenities, Pond Bay Club will feature a full-service
spa by internationally acclaimed spa company ESPA,
as well as a number of exclusive 4,000-plus square
foot SPA Villas on the beach, making it the island's
only destination spa.
"We are thrilled to be launching our first spa in the
U.S. Virgin Islands on the idyllic island of St John,"
said Sue Harmsworth, ESPA CEO and Founder.
"ESPA at Pond Bay will be a tranquil haven where
our therapeutic treatments and products combine with
a breathtaking spa"
The 14,000 square-foot ESPA spa will restore a bal-
ance of mind and body, offering separate male and
female relaxation rooms, a garden patio wellness oa-
sis with ocean steam rooms, vitality pools and rock
saunas.
In addition to 10 luxurious treatment rooms with
private patios overlooking a lush salt pond, there will
also be a finishing studio for manicures, pedicures and
makeup, as well as a Spa Cuisine Terrace overlooking


the pond, which will serve freshly made juices and
light gourmet meals.
Exclusive to Pond Bay will be the SPA Villas on the
beach. These three-bedroom, two-level, 4,290 square-
foot villas will contain dedicated ESPA spa rooms, in
which guests will be able to enjoy treatments in the
privacy of their very own villa on the beach.
The SPA Villas will also offer private saunas and
Kinesis work out equipment. These properties will
feature expansive beachfront terraces and patios both
with spectacular ocean views, as well as full kitchens,
living rooms, dining rooms, and libraries.
The partnership with ESPA reflects Pond Bay's
emphasis on providing the finest of luxurious guest
services.
This nest of supreme tranquility is like none other
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ESPA offers the ultimate spa experience and its
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Gov. John deJongh, Jr. appointed Mark A. Wal-
ters as State Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial
Emergency Management Agency last week.
Walters returns to the territory from the U.S. De-
partment of Homeland Security, where he was most
recently Director of the Management Division for
FEMA Region II, which covers the Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, New Jersey and New York.
Walters has been with FEMA for 19 years. Dur-
ing his most recent assignment, which dates back to
2007, he was responsible for the financial manage-
ment of disaster grants; human capital, facilities and
acquisition management; information technology and
administrative services and workforce relations.
Most recently he was also responsible for the fi-
nancial oversight of the multi-billion dollar homeland
security grants transferred to FEMA from the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security.
Walters also served as FEMAs Region II Manage-
ment Representative to FEMAs Labor Management
Partnership Council.
DeJongh thanked FEMA Director David Paulison
and FEMA Region II Administrator Stephen Kempf,
Jr. for their assistance in providing such talented lead-
ership as the territory continues to build its on-the-
ground capacity at VITEMA.
Walters will serve in the Virgin Islands on loan
from FEMA as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act
employee.
The VITEMA appointee brings a tremendous
wealth of experience to the position and "we are most
grateful to FEMA for providing us with one of its
most seasoned managers who will have an opportu-
nity to make a substantial contribution to his commu-
nity through this assignment," DeJongh said.
He could think of no better candidate to bring the
necessary leadership, vision and stability to our com-
munity at a time when we are seeking to revitalize
our approach to emergency preparedness in the Virgin


Islands, the governor added.
This is a great opportunity for him to return home
and provide the expertise at VITEMA that he has
gained in emergency planning and in solidifying the
emergency preparedness capabilities of the Virgin Is-
lands, explained Walters.
"I am elated at the opportunity to return home and
assist the people of the Virgin Islands," Walters said.
"This is truly an honor and privilege."
After Hurricane Katrina, Walters served as a Senior
FEMA Liaison to the City of New Orleans where he
was responsible for assisting the city with developing
housing strategies for displaced victims.
Walters provided guidance to the mayor's office
and the city's leadership on disaster assistance pro-
grams.
His other professional experience with FEMA in-
cludes his service as Recovery Branch Chief where
he was responsible for multiple disaster recovery pro-
grams, including managing a staff of 120 persons.
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Analysis Officer and Human Services Specialist for
FEMA's Caribbean Division.
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the World Trade Center.
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he received FEMA's Director's Award for Outstand-
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helping individuals and businesses recover from the
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After Hurricane Marilyn, Walters served as a Senior
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than $200 million in disaster housing assistance, per-
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The new head of VITEMA was instrumental in re-
cruiting and hiring more than 50 Virgin Islanders for
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Hugo, Walters assisted hurricane victims with obtain-
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He has served on numerous Emergency Response
Teams in lead or senior management positions in di-
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Walters has also participated in the following pro-
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Leadership Excellence Program; Disaster Field Orga-
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National Response Plan.
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Board Team Leader Award. He studied at the Univer-
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tendance at Charlotte Amalie High School and gradu-
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the National Guard both in New York and the Virgin
Islands.
Walters is also a volunteer webmaster and photog-
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo courtesy of the Animal Care Center.


S r Anne Marie Porter recently rescued this severely dehydrated and
S M Astarving dog from a nieghborhood in Coral Bay.


Anne Marie Porter Takes A Stand for Abused Animals


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the four years since the VI. Legislature
passed a bill making cruelty to animals ille-
gal and setting strict punishments for the of-
fence, residents have been reluctant to come
forward and report the crime but that
should soon change thanks to one resident.
Long-time St. John resident and wedding
officiant, famous as the island's Barefoot
Minister, Anne Marie Porter is stepping up
to the plate and filling the gap between the
public and official action.
Before Porter got involved, many resi-
dents were reluctant to take the dogs them-
selves and didn't know who to call or what
to do, explained Animal Care Center board
of directors member Bonny Corbeil.
But now residents only have to call the
ACC and report the incident and Porter will
take care of the rest. Residents can also rest
assured their identities will not be requested,


"My intention is to encourage people to report animal
abuse or neglect to the ACC as soon as they see it. The
shelter does not ask the caller's name, just the location of
the animal that needs help."
Anne Marie Porter


explained Porter.
Not Many Questions Asked
"My intention is to encourage people to
report animal abuse or neglect to the ACC as
soon as they see it," said Porter. "All phone
calls are anonymous. The shelter does not
ask the caller's name, just the location of the
animal that needs help."
Once the location of the dog in need is de-
termined, Porter contacts law enforcement
officials and does the leg work to remove
the animal. By offering her assistance to the
public, Porter hopes to encourage more resi-


dents to report cases of animal abuse more
quickly, she explained.
The minister recently rescued three dogs
in two separate incidents. Each of the dogs
had been tied up for extended periods of
time and left without food or water.
None of the dogs were left in remote ar-
eas, according to Porter.
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"One dog was tied up in a neighborhood,"
she said. "People lived all around this help-
less being and it went day after day with no
food, no water, no shelter, no attention."


Two of the dogs were chained up in a yard
on Centerline Road and Porter wasn't the
only one who saw them, she explained.
"Two dogs rescued a week earlier, in
equally horrible condition, were chained up
in the front yard of a house on Centerline
Road, in Coral Bay," said Porter. "Every-
one entering or leaving Coral Bay drove by
these starving, thirsty, lonely beings."
Unfortunately it was too late for the dogs.
All three of them were beyond medical
treatment and were euthanized, according to
ACC officials.
This is not the first time Porter has helped
the ACC, Corbeil explained.
"Anne-Marie Porter has been consistently
dedicated to St. John animal abuse issues
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WAPA Ends Power Rotations


One Day Earlier Than Expected


"I wantto congratulate plant main-
tenance and operations personnel
and the line crews for their mag-
nificent efforts during this crisis."
Hugo Hodge, Jr., WAPA's Executive Director


St. John Tradewinds
VI. Water and Power Authority plant technicians
restored gas turbine Unit #23 to service at 11:54 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22, after five days of rotating power
outages on St. John due to limited generating capac-
ity in the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant on St.
Thomas.
WAPA immediately suspended the rotation sched-
ule, which went into effect last Friday, July 18, and
again Monday, July 21, and restored service to all St.
Thomas and St. John feeders on July 22.
Unit #23, a 42-megawatt generator, supplies a ma-
jor portion of the capacity needed to meet the daily
peak demand of 88 megawatts for both islands.
WAPA projected finishing the repairs by Wednes-
day, July 23, but when the part ordered for the unit's
ratchet system arrived from Germany on Monday,
July 21, a day earlier than expected, plant engineers
and technicians worked through the night to com-
plete the work.
Unit #23 refused to restart Thursday, July 17, af-
ter a transformer problem on gas turbine Unit #18
caused a shut down at the power plant.
Hugo Hodge, Jr., WAPA's Executive Director, said


at that time that the unit needed a major overhaul and
it becomes increasingly difficult to start the unit each
time it goes down.
Deferred maintenance is a consequence of WAPA's
continuing inability to both properly maintain its
equipment and meet its continually rising fuel costs,
Hodge explained.
"You can not imagine how great we feel right
now," Hodge said, clearly relieved that the genera-
tor is back in service. "It has been truly a frustrating
week for us as we worked to stabilize Harley Power
Plant. We know that our customers deserve reliable
service and we want them to have it."
"I want to congratulate plant maintenance and op-
erations personnel and the line crews for their mag-
nificent efforts during this crisis," Hodge continued.
"During the past week, I had an opportunity to wit-
ness, firsthand, employees working all day into the
very early hours of every morning, refusing to leave
until problem after problem was resolved."
"These are the same employees who work around
the clock to maintain power to customers while we
sleep," Hodge said. "Thanks also to the personnel in
the other departments who answered telephones, as-
sisted with the rotation schedules and gave support
whenever needed as we worked through this emer-
gency situation."
"And our heartiest appreciation must go to our
customers who were patient and cooperative during
the rotation," Hodge concluded.
Within the coming months, WAPA will return sev-
eral other units now off line for major maintenance
to service. At that time, Unit #23 will get a much
needed overhaul.


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St. John Tradewinds
Senator Celestino White sent thanks and praises to VI. Water
And Power Authority employees last week for working above and
beyond the call of duty in ending the latest series of rotating power
outages.
"While we have legitimate concerns about the rising coast of
power, we often forget the rank and file workers of WAPA who
struggle day and night to keep an antiquated power system on-
line," said White. "During this latest crisis, the employees rose
to the challenge, working more than 24 hours staring to restore
power to the islands."
The failure of Unit #23 last week meant that WAPA could not
deliver almost half of the St. Thomas/St. John district's power
requirements. WAPA resorted to rotating power outages which
hampered businesses and residents alike and shortened the life of
appliances and electrical equipment.
"Breakdowns happen, but how people respond to such challeng-
es is how we measure their worthiness on the job," White said.
Senator White expressed pride at the skill and dedication of the
WAPA team while pointing out that the job they do is probably
more difficult than that of any other power plant employee in the
country.
"We operate in isolation, far away from the comfort of back-up
grids used on the mainland," said the senator. "We do not have
the luxury of expert consultants, parts that can be trucked within
hours or neighboring power plants that can help."
"When something breaks, as often happens in power plants any-
where, we rely on our well trained, highly skilled and very effec-
tive WAPA crew to patch things together in record time to get our
lights back on," White said.


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Smiling Iguana


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer


This smiling iguana was recently spotted on the grounds of the Westin Resort and
Villas. A large number of iguanas enjoy munching on the resort's lush landscaping and
are a source of entertainment for guests.






St. John Chapter Members Planning

October Business After Hours


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce are moving ahead
with plans to host a business after hours in Love
City in October, the chamber's St. John representa-
tive Kate Norfleet told seven residents who attended
a Tuesday evening, July 22, meeting at St. Ursula's
Multipurpose Center.
"We need to start planting the seed now," Norfleet,
said about securing a date and location for the planned
chamber social networking event. "We are actively
pursuing a business after hours for October."
The previous business after hours on-island drew a
large crowd to Paradiso restaurant in Mongoose Junc-
tion last October.
Members of the group's tourism committee are
still working with Department of Tourism officials to
bring hospitality hosts to the island's points of entry,
explained Debbie Hime.
"There is a lot of buzz going on around having
greeters here," Hime said. "We're waiting for people


to get back from vacation. But we're going to have
the greeters next season and that is just the tip of the
iceberg for all of the program."
"It's still on the front burner," Hime said.
DOT officials are planning to hire greeters at the
Loredon Boynes feny dock and the Cruz Bay Creek,
explained Hime.
The chamber member also continues to work on
updating the organization's Web site, she explained.
"We're working on a data base for the chamber to
become more automated," said Hime. "It's a matter
of what came first, the chicken or the egg. We need
to create the data base but we need to know what we
want the site to look like and what links to have."
"We're still working on it," she added.
Bringing even more exposure to members, a print-
ed directory booklet of members of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce is expected to be
complete within the next couple of months, explained
Norfleet.
The group's next meeting will be Tuesday, August
19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.


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Dear Tradewinds,
Attached is a picture of Alexa posing after a morn-
ing training session at the bobsled and skeleton track
in Koningssee, Germany, near where she lives and
trains nearly year-around.
Pictured with Alexa is her training partner, Anja
Huber, who is the current World Champion of skel-
eton racing!
Alexa's coach is former East German high-hurdle
and bobsled champion, Raimund Bethge, who has


St. John Tradewinds
Editor,
Hello. My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 18 years old
and I live in Ostrander, Ohio. I was wondering if you
could do me a favor.
I have a big interest in history, specifically WWII.
I collect military medals, patches, badges, insignia,
field gear and a very unique thing, veteran autographs.
I have a collection of autographs from military veter-
ans who served during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam,
Gulf War, and the present war in Iraq.
I have been interested in history for over six years
now and I have collected the autographs and stories
from nearly 1,600 veterans in 20 countries. The oldest
veteran is currently 112 years old and the youngest
enlisted at age 14.
I have autographs from Pearl Harbor survivors,
D-Day veterans, airman, POWs, USS Indianapolis
survivors, Holocaust survivors and even German sol-
diers.
Back in June of 2007, I was interview by PBS to
talk about my collection for an interview that was to
be shown online on YouTube. After that, I was inter-
viewed for "The Columbus World War II Roadshow."
They mentioned that it was to come on (in central
Ohio) before some of the episodes of Ken Burns'
"The War." You can find this interview on YouTube


coached more than 100 Olympic and World Cup med-
alists. Alexa trains and travels with the great German
team but races for the Virgin Islands.
Of the 13 countries qualified for the up-and-coming
2008-2009 World Cup Tour, the Virgin Islands/Alexa
is ranked llth.
You can follow Alexa's year-around racing and
training at on her website http://alexaputnam.org/
Sincerely,
Steve Morgenthaler
VI skeleton coach


under "Kyle Nappi."
I was recently interviewed by the American Legion
for an article that will appear in their August maga-
zine.
Recently, I also had the privilege of going to Wash-
ington, D.C. during the early part of March. I was in-
vited to the Pentagon for a ceremony honoring WWI
veterans. I was able to meet with the last American
WWI veteran, Frank Buckles.
I have a questionnaire which includes some basic
questions I have for military veterans about their ser-
vice time. I was wondering if it is possible to pro-
vide any veterans (who are interested) with my email
address, knap607@yahoo.com, and put me in touch
with them, or pass along the word about my collec-
tion.
My main purpose for writing is to share with you
that there are people from my generation who do re-
member the past and the sacrifices that were made for
our great country.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass the
word around that there are people who remember,
along with the information about my collection.
Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely,
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St. John Tradewinds, July 28-August 10, 2008 17


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Tuesday, July 22, for Ubaldina Sim-
mons, 98, also known as "Ms. Bally," of St. John and
Greenbelt, Md., who died on July 10 at her residence
in Greenbelt.
The first viewing was Monday, July 21, at 5 p.m.
at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. The second viewing
was at 10 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church followed
by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial was at Cruz Bay Cem-
etery.
Simmons was a post mistress and community activ-
ist for whom the Cruz Bay post office is named.
She was the widow of the late George Simmons,
the first native St. Johnian to serve as administrator of
St. John in the 1940s and for whom George Simmons
Terrace Housing Community is named.
She is survived by her daughters, Eldra Simmons
and Beryl Samuel; stepdaughter, Helen Simmons; ad-
opted daughter, Shirley Monsanto; sons, Richard and
Duane Sibilly; stepson, Ronald Simmons; adopted
children, Errol and Pearl Eccles; grandchildren, Ian
Samuel, Duane II, Danielle and Dominique Sibilly,
Richard Steven, Sieda, Rachael, Roslynn, Rena and
Royal Sibilly, Lois, Kevin and Monique Simmons;
great-grandchildren, Amaya and Mikayla Samuel,
Rashawn and Rhianna Lawrence, Shatara Sibilly,


Corey Dixon Jr., Patricia Stubbs, Calen Beauford,
Eboney Essence and Cobie French, Javai, Jah-Haile,
Lion'ess and Jahbioseh Abioseh Bruce, Asher Mc-
Coy, Jah-Nyah, Roshedah, Jah-Hyrah and Rakhiah
McCain and Mikayla Best; son-in-law, Milton Samu-
el; daughters-in-law, Rowena and Joan Sibilly, Diane
Simmons and Shaya Samuel; stepsister, Inger Van
Holten Messan; nieces, Dorris Monsanto and Clarice
Roper; devoted and special niece, Beverley Collins;
adopted and special niece, Jean Gibbs; special cousin,
Rudolph Thomas; nephews-in-law, Rolando Roper,
James Collins and Don Gibbs; adopted nephews,
Verne, Liston and Elroy Sprauve and their wives;
devoted and special friend, Alice O'Connor; speical
neighbors, Rita Sprauve, Marjorie Christian and Rosa
Samuel; friend and co-worker, Edith Adams; devoted
caregiver, Bertha Sumbwe; special caregiver, Janice
Davis; and many other nieces, nephews, godchil-
dren, relatives and friends, as well as members of the
Nazareth Lutheran Church family. She was preceded
in death by her sisters, Edna Joseph and Viola Mon-
santo, as well as her adopted newphew Julius Jr. She
was also preceeded in death by her adopted sister,
confidante and friend, Elaine Sprauve.
Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 71
Under Investigation: 72
Solved: 1

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 8
Under Investigation: 8
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 47
Under Investigation: 47
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 42
Under Investigation: 42
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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St. John Tradewinds Obituary


Ubaldina Simmons, 98, Passes


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


TRADEWINDS

PUBLISHING
The Community Newspaper Since 1972


Tradewinds 2008 Off-Season Publication Schedule:

August 11th and 25th; September 8th and 22nd

Weekly publication resumes with the October 6th edition.
Editor's Note: St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's
Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports
and arrests on St. John.







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EPA Recognizes Local Environmental Heroes


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


(left to right) Mirko Restovic, Alan Steinberg, Lillian Moolenaar and Laurel Bigrig Brannick
at the EPA Regional Environmental Quality Awards ceremony.


I Continued from Page 2
trips to coastal sites to study marine life and conducts
tour dives along underwater marine trails, Steinberg
explained.
S "She really does one of the highest missions in life
educating our children," said Steinberg. "What
she does really is one of the most important things
in life."
A large crowd of children taking part in the Depart-
ment of Housing, Parks and Recreation summer camp
cheered on Brannick and presented her with roses and
balloons.
"I truly have a wonderful job because I get to spend
my time with children," said Brannick. "I love my job
and it's nice to be recognized."
Mirko Restovic with the V.I. Waste Management
Authority was recognized for overseeing the plan-
ning, construction and operation of several multi-mil-
lion dollar waste treatment projects, and conducting
field studies, marine surveys, ecological evaluations,
hydrological control and coastal management stud-


"Due to his direct involvement, the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands government invested $150 million to build four
new state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants over the
last nine years," said Steinberg.
Lillian Moolenaar, a member of the Virgin Islands
Resource Conservation and Development Council,
accepted an environmental award on behalf of the or-
ganization.
"The strength of the VIRCD program is that it em-
powers individuals and communities to solve their
own environmental problems," said Steinberg. "Since
its incorporation in 1990, VIRCD has overseen more
than 200 projects to help conserve natural resources,
prevent pollution, and promote sustainable agricul-
ture, ecotourism and environmental education."
VICRD members are already looking ahead to next
year, explained Moolenaar.
"We make things happen," Moolenaar said. "We
cherish this award and are going for another."


Porter Takes A Stand for Abused Animals


Continued from Page 13
Porter was also the founder of the island's Kind-
ness Club, which conducted a series of workshops at
the island's elementary schools emphasizing compas-
sion, Corbeil added.
"Anne Marie purchased subscriptions for every
teacher, at one time, to receive 'Kindness (Kids In
Nature's Defense) News' which includes fun work-
sheets and animal information whose theme and goal
is to promote kindness towards people, animals and
the environment with an emphasis on good charac-
ter development, such as fairness, compassion and
respect," said Corbeil. "She has also used much of
her own personal funds for years to support animal
adoption pictures with the former 'Animals of the
Week.'"
Porter was also actively involved with getting the
territory's animal abuse legislation passed in the first
place, according to Corbeil.
"Anne Marie attended every legislative hearing and
worked tirelessly with other animal shelters on other
islands for animal advocacy," she said.
Putting someone in the public on behalf of the is-
land's abused and neglected animals is much needed,
explained Corbeil.


"What Anne Marie is doing now is filling a much
needed gap for our ACC and our escalating needs, fi-
nancially as well as physically," Corbeil said. "What
people need to understand is that when animals are
abused like this, the entire community the abused
animals and the abuser are all impacted. Animal
abuse becomes a part of the 'circle of violence' we
must break."
"Anne Marie has never stopped working for this
cause," Corbeil added.
With Porter putting herself out there as a contact to
report animal abuse, the hope is to get to the animals
faster and save their lives.
"Save A Life"
"If everyone will just be aware of the dogs in their
immediate environment and make a phone call, so
much suffering can be prevented," said Porter. "If you
see a dog tied up without adequate food and water
and shelter, or confined to the same space day after
day without being walked or cared for, make a call.
Save a life."
Anyone who sees a dog being abused or neglected
should call the ACC at 774-1625 and report the loca-
tion of the animal.


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Territorial Gasoline Price Survey

Provided by the DLCA


At A Glance


July 18th 2008


Gas Hits $5 On St. John, Lower On St. Thomas and St. Croix


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
made public last week the findings of its latest survey of
fuel prices, which was completed on Friday, July 18, in the
two island districts.
On St. John, the best buy on fuel was found at Domino
Oil which sold full-service regular for $4.92 per gallon and
full-service premium for $5.00 per gallon.
At the only other service station on St. John, E&C, regu-
lar octane gasoline sold for $5.05 per gallon and premium
gasoline sold at $5.20 per gallon. The average cost of diesel
on St. John was estimated at $5.24 per gallon.
On St. Thomas the best price for both regular and pre-
mium grade gasoline was found at the Texaco Airport sta-
tions which sold self-service regular at $4.29 per gallon and
self-service premium at $4.42 per gallon. Texaco Airport
also had the best price per gallon of full-service regular and
full-service premium gasoline at $4.35 and $4.47 per gallon


respectively.
The most expensive gasoline on St. Thomas was full-ser-
vice premium which sold for $4.93 per gallon at all Domino
stations. All Domino stations also had the most expensive
full-service regular at $4.85 per gallon.
The most expensive self-service premium and self-service
regular grade gasoline was found at Gas Works in Bovoni
which sold these gasoline products at $4.79 and $4.69 per
gallon respectively. On St. Thomas diesel averaged $4.94
per gallon based on the latest survey.
Gas prices on St. Croix range between $3.75 and $4.59
per gallon. The best price of gasoline was found at Exxcel
Service Station which sold a gallon of self-service regular
octane for $3.75 per gallon.
The most expensive self-service regular octane was found
at Smokey's Service Corporation whose per gallon price
was $4.02.
On St. Croix the best buy on premium self-service was


found at Karim Service Station, Exxcel Service Station and
Amigos Service Station. The three stations sold this grade
of fuel at $3.89 a gallon.
The best price for full-service regular octane gasoline was
found at NuWay Gas Station at a cost of $4.05 per gallon
while motorists could secure the best price for full-service
premium octane gasoline at NuWay Gas Station which sold
this grade of fuel for $4.25 per gallon.
The most expensive fuel on St. Croix was at Sion Farm
Service Station which sold full-service premium at $4.59
per gallon. The average cost of diesel fuel on St. Croix was
$4.74 per gallon during the survey period.
During the survey period, the HOVENSA rack rate was
set at $3.31 per gallon of regular gasoline and $3.43 per gal-
lon of premium gasoline.
The HOVENSA rack rate is the price that the refinery
sells fuel products to independents gas suppliers on St. Cro-
ix. The rack rate includes a seven cents fuel tax.


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Race Unity Devotions
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Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
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776-6291

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13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
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Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
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Sunday 8:30 a.m.

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10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
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of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713


Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
an then 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and then 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE


Leaves Cruz Bay (weekdays)
7:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekdays)
9 a.m.
5:30 p.m.


Leaves Cruz Bay (weekends)
11:15 a.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekends)
1 p.m.


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Community Calendar


St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call 776-
6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Tuesday, July 29
U.S. Attorney Anthony J. Jenkins' office, in conjunction with the
Regional Community Policing Institute, will be sponsoring an in-
troduction to Human Trafficking Training at the Wyndham Beach
Resort on St. Thomas, on Tuesday, July 29.
Wednesday, July 30
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces
that the Division of Environmental Protection Brownfields' Pro-
gram will host its 5th Annual Forum on Wednesday, July 30 at the
Westin Resort on St. John.
This year's forum, "Paving the Way to Redevelopment," will
feature representatives from the United States Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, the 27th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, DPNR
staff and local contractors.
Pre-registration is required and admission is free. Since space is
limited, interested persons should pre-register with the department
by calling Kysha Wallace at 774-3320.
Wednesday, July 30
The V.I. Small Business Development Center will present a
seminar titled "the Fundamentals of Web Marketing: Kick Your
Site into High Gear" on Wednesday, July 30.
This seminar is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VI-SB-
DC Training Facility at Nisky Center in St. Thomas. To pre-reg-
ister or for more information on this seminar and/or other SBDC
services call 776-3206.
Tuesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 7
Dr. Elizabeth Masiello will be hosting Patient Appreciation Days
on Tuesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 7.
All adjustments will be discounted to $20. Please call to sched-
ule your appointment time so that everyone will be accommodat-
ed. For more information call 714-0270.
Tuesday, August 19
There will be a meeting of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 19, at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.
Saturday, Septecmber 13
Saturday, September 13, will be the primary election day in the
territory.
Tuesday, September 23
There will be a meeting of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 23, at
5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.
Saturday, October 4
Saturday, October 4, is the last to register to vote in the general
elction in the Virgin Islands.
Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday, November 4, is general election day in the territory.


AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at
Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran
Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay.
Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic
table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.


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Friday, July 18 8:45 p.m. Citizen p/r that he was threatened at
4:30 p.m. Citizen p/r she was verbally abused. a Coral Bay restaurant. Disturbance of the peace,
Disturbance of the peace, D.V threats.
4:35 p.m. ADT c/r an activated alarm at Estate Wednesday, July 23
Rendezvous and Ditleff. Activated alarm. 2:30 p.m. Citizen c/r an auto accident in the
Saturday, July 19 area of Jacob's Ladder. Auto accident.
12:23 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/re- 6:00 p.m. Estate Carolina resident p/r an at-
questing police assistance with her boyfriend. Ag- tempted burglary. Attempted burglary.
gravated assault and battery, D.V Thursday, July 24
Sunday, July 20 10:28 a.m. Avisitor p/r he parked his rental car
9:50 a.m. Citizen c/r an auto accident in the and it got hit. Auto accident.
area of Enighed Pond. Auto accident. 2:58 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r he
10:45 a.m. Citizen c/r a vehicle fire in the area was assaulted by a male at the taxi stand. Simple
of Gift Hill. Vehicle fire. assault.
1:00 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident p/r someone 3:27 p.m. -An Estate Carolina resident p/r some-
trespassed on her property and utilized her wash- one unknown stole items from her vehicle. Grand
ing machine. Trespassing. larceny.
Tuesday, July 22 6:20 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r he was
5:15 a.m. ADT c/r an activated alarm at Cour- involved in an altercation with another male. Dis-
tesy Jeep Rental. Activated alarm. turbance of the peace.



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Business Directory


Accommodations
Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002
www.carefreegetaways.com

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

A/C & Refrigeration
Charlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration
Sales, Service & Installation
tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)


Architecture
Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Tropic Service & Supply Company
Tel. 626-4946 or 779-8000
building supplies, furniture, lumber, etc.

Contractors
Breckinridge Custom Homes
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures


Excursions
SerenaSea
tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht

Galleries
Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture

Grocery
Dolphin Market
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center

Health
St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome

Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
CHIROPRACTOR
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

Insurance
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick.com

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614
www.designsofaquabay.com

Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com


Landscaping
Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info@ americanparadise.com

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
info cruzbayrealty.com

Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx.com
www.cynthiataylorstx.com

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831
info @holidayhomesVI.com

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
info@islandiarealestate.com

John McCann & Associates
tel. 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info@realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
sold@ateamsanmartin.com
www.teamsanmartin.com

St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831
www.stjohnproperties.com


Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350
info @towncountryusvi.com

Restaurants
Baked in the Sun Bakery
tel. 693-8786, Call for Take-Out
Third Floor, The Marketplace

Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens
tel. 777-3147 mini golf course open
Serving dinner nightly 4 to 10 p.m

Concordia Cafe
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831

Lime Inn, The
tel. 779-4199 or 776-6425
Located in Cruz Bay

Morgan's Mango
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831

Skinny Legs
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"

Retail
Jolly Dog
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay

Services
Pennswoods.net
tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access

Solar Products
Solar Products & Services
West Indies Solair serving all islands
776-9048 773-4790

Surveyors
BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831







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Classifieds


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The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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4narketplace
Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Available.
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455


STORAGE:
SECURED LOCKERS
Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
www.properyachts.com


COMMON


Brand New Office/Retail
Space Available
Excellent Location
right next to Westin!
Join Gourmet Market,
Spa, Offices, & more
Only 2 spaces remain:
726 ft. / 837 ft.
Ample Parking, Generator,
Summer 2008 Turnover.
Call 473-9670 /
GreenleafHolding@aol.com



21' Solent Swooft
salvaged Coral Bay,
St. John. Titled owner
please contact:
forseaangels yahoo.com


Retired couple seeking caretaker position. We want to
maintain your property, greet incoming guests, clean,
maintenance, pool, landscape and on call 340-690-6985.
leave message.


SELLING?

BUYING?

RENTING?

SEEKING?

GET

RESULTS!

St. John Tradewinds
Classifieds

e-mail
advertising@tradewinds.vi
or call 340-776-6496


Hot!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free
scuba, snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI,
etc. Growing watersports company has
immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857



Animal Care Center (ACC) has 1 immediate
opening
for employment: Kennel Technician for dogs-
part time -5 mornings a week. This is a hands
on position. Working with the shelter dogs,
applicants must be dependable, responsibile,
and love dogs. Do you like dogs? Do you like to
exercise and can't afford to go to the gym? Then
come over and be a dog walker. We are desper-
ately in need of dog walkers in the mornings and
in the evenings. If interested come on over or
call 774-1625 and talk to shelter manager
Connie Joeseph.
"Please help us care."



Part-Time
Contractor Needed
for St. John for education campaign on domestic
violence and assault. Training and/or experience
in these areas is preferred.
Strong communication skills. Knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel. Flexible schedule
required. Deadline: July 30 2008
Fax your cover letter and resume to 719-5521
or e-mail:
dvsca(@earthlink.net


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The Department of Natural Resources;
Division of Environmental Enforcement
ATTN: CHOCOLATE HOLE BAY
MOORING HOLDERS
Construction to reconfigure beach access at
Chocolate Hole will begin August 1, 2008 and con-
tinue through August 31, 2008. Due to construction
activity, and for public safety, beach access will be
limited Monday Friday between the hours of 7 a.m
- 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. 4 p.m. at Chocolate
Hole Bay. Persons interested in receiving more
information can contact Assistant Director Roberto
Tapia at 774-3320.


FirstBank is seeking qualified professionals
for the following areas:

Service Representative (Teller) St. John

HS Diploma or equivalent
Six months client service or bank teller experience
Conduct accurate Monetary Transactions and end of day
reconciliation of transactions
Know/Understand clients
Ensure daily compliance with standard operating
procedures
Excellent communications and client service skills.
Basic knowledge of computer systems.
Some experience in assessing clients needs to promote,
refer or cross sell various bank products.
Available to work a flexible schedule (including weekends)
and at other branch locations as needed.
Physical requirements: occasional lifting of coin bags

First Bank VI offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits and
travel allowance for commuters from St. Thomas to St. John.

We offer excellent compensation packages and professional
opportunities. Qualified candidates, please send resumr to:


Human Resources Department:
P.O, Box 309600 St. Thomas, USVI 00803
Phone: (340) 774-1508 Ext. 222
Fax: (340) 776-5710
Email: HRtfirstbankvi.com


TmBank

Together we are one


FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico.
Member FOIC. Equal Cpportunily& Affirmal ve Atlion Employer M/D/V








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John McCann & Assoc.




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NEXT AD DEADLINE:

Thursday, August 7th


St. Thomas
Marina Market


Cruz Bay
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean
Connections
C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto


Classifieds


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Furnished, Long-Term,
1Bd/lBath, Chocolate
Hole East Waterfront.
$1400. Call Ron (715)
853-9696


HOUSE FOR RENT:
2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around
covered porches, A/C,
W/D, annual lease. $1495/
mo. 561-832-3040
or 561-602-9484


One Bedroom for rent in
Contant. 340-690-1104


1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath apart-
ment for rent convenient
location to downtown
Cruz Bay, private parking.
Call 776-5089; 344-2778
leave message.


(2) Large 1 Bd/1 Ba
Apartments fully furnished
overlooking Coral Bay.
A/C, wall mount TV/DVD,
king size bed, elec. includ-
ed, short term or long term.
No pets, no smoking.
Call Big Al at 340-779-
4120 or 690-0605


4 Bedroom / 2 bath fur-
nished, deck view, breeze,
private parking, long term
$3,500/mo. Short term
$1,000/wk. Cruz Bay. Call
473-9025


3BDR /2B / AC /fully fur-
nish house on Boatman's
Rd Rendezvous & Ditliff
Call Steve or Vera 6264423
or 6901514


Coral Bay Rental:
Beautiful harbor view from
wrap around deck
2 bdrm/1 bath
large living area, washer,
dryer, 5 minute walk to
town on paved road.
$1675/mo plus security dep.
incl. elec. Annual lease.
779-4089


Cruz Bay 1 bdrm, 1 BA
cottage, furnished, A/C,
W/D, $1600 + utilities, no
pets. Avail. 11/1. All views
blocked by Grand Bay.
Contact Liza at 240-460-
8609
or ltrey@verizon.net




Short Term
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
W/D. $1000/week/dbl.
affordablestjohn.com
(518)251-9989


Coral Bay, St. John USVI
Spacious 1 BD/1BA apt.
W/D and full kitchen over-
looking tranquil bay. Rate
is $140/night and available
for weekly/monthly rentals.
340-776-6440


Gallows Point
The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
Papaya Cafe
Starfish Market


North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay
Maho Bay Camps


South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort


Coral Bay
Connections East
Keep Me Posted
Love City Mini-mart
Lily's Gourmet Mkt


Dolphin Market


1/4 ACRE LOT
located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. Make Offer,
Must Sell.
503-708-5467
paulm.stjohn@gmail.com





'96 NISSAN PATHFINDER
4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint CD, sun roof.
135k, runs great! PRICE
REDUCED!
$7,900. 340-690-2420.


NEW JEEP WRANGLER
10,300 MILES
Book value is $17,900. Call
505-913-9194





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$65.00/year or $120.00/two years
Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. BOX 1500, St. John, VI 00831
or call 340-776-6496 with VISA or MasterCard



Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. On North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 $199,000 Beautiful sunsets and
SCUBA diving The Wall
5 Company Street will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outstanding Age. dreams do come true!
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tt. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
www.stjohnproperties.com
Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix


SADIE SEA Wonderful op-
portunity to own and operate an
established charter boat. Currently
doing half and full day snorkel/
sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef
Bay hike return trips to Cruz Bay.
$150,000


GRUNWALD Handyman's
Special! Live there while you
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000


VILLA LARIMAR
- 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH
CONDO No Hassle, Move in
ready, excellent rental history!
$698,000


DEVELOPMENT
PROPERTIES
Two contiguous R-2 parcels
overlooking Cruz Bay feature
rolling hills, knoll tops and
sunset views over St.
Thomas.
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million
or 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million


B Contact us at Crucian Properties
772-4182 for St. Croix listings!


"The Castle" is a one-of-a-kind
property with a startling vista that
few homes can match. A secluded
enclave bordering National Park
lands, this villa was lovingly hand-
built by the designer over eight
years. Since it's completion in
1995 this treasure has become a
popular rental. Words nor pictures can describe the other-worldly
feeling of romance, spirit and magic that is St. John's little castle.
$1,4s5,o 00.O
"CASA DE PALMAS" Com-
pletely rebuilt, large, comfortable
West Indian style home with pool
and spa, nice water and sunset
views, easy access on quiet dead
end road, paved circular driveway,
established landscaping with many
palm trees and colorful hibiscus,
and good breezes. The spacious lower level has 3 bedrooms,
separate entrance, and a complete kitchen. $920,000


"Harbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3
bathroom villa under construction
& nearing completion. Enjoy views
of Coral Bay harbor and constant
cooling breezes. Fine finishes
including: mahogany doors,

Saltilo Mexican tile & more. Great
room & bedrooms open to a large
tiled deck. Pool has been poured. Lower level 3rd bedroom could be
apt. Price based on present condition. $1.25M
"SeaWing" A uniquely designed
masonry home with fabulous pan-
oramic water views over Hurricane
Hole, East End and the British
Virgins and an easy stroll to Pebble
Beach! This popular short term
rental is fully air conditioned and
convenient to Coral Bay. Seawing
faces the cooling trade winds and is a choice location in small estate
of only 10 homesites wherebreath-taking sunrises are guaranteed.
PRICE REDUCED $1,150,000


FEATURED CONDO -
"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental,
featuring beautiful views to St. Thomas and
sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck,
and walk to town. This unique air-conditioned
comer unit has been recently refurbished
including new tile floors, mahogany cabinets,
furniture and bath. $625,000

COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
"Maho Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over
S850 feet of shoreline consisting mostly of white sandy
beach (Little Maho), located within the confines of the
Virgin Islands National Park on St. John's pristine north
shore. The property is flanked by two very large National
Park Beaches accessed. Two of the buildings are rather
large pavilions that offer fabulous views of the Atlantic,
Caribbean and offshore cays. There is an existing cistern
and waste treatment plant on site as well. Ideal for resort
use, residential development or private compound. $32M

S"VOYAGES BUILDING" For Sale or Lease -
combination commercial and residential property in the
heart of Coral Bay. Located between the Cocoloba
Shopping Center and a proposed 116 slip marina, this is
an ideal location for a restaurant, retail shops, or
professional offices. First floor restaurant space is fully
equipped and ready to go and there are two, 2 bedroom apartments on the
second floor with a pool. Located just across the road from the waterfront, with
views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $3.1M
"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Dramatically Reduced Business Zoned (B-3)
Property. Excellent long term investment. .43 Acres conveniently located
between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, on the way to the many rental villas
on St. John's South Shore. Commercial and/or residential use permitted.
Preliminary use plan available. Call Islandia for more information. $595,000
AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.


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CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking the alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.
Situated in prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all amenities including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows, entertainment room, outdoor bar and a/c in all
bedrooms. This stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
HOMES
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming ADVENTURE VILLA is located within a lush
B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to tropical setting of fruit trees & tropical palms with
lovely Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property impressive Coral Bay views and beyond views.
consisting of (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, common Remodeled in 2002 this 4 bdrm luxury villa is built for
pool and garage. Motivated Seller! $1,195,000 comfort, space, and privacy with large expansive
BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 new trex decks. Cathedral ceilings, native stone,
bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay mahogany & cypress, and custom stained glass
neighborhood with paved roads, expansive accents detail the interior. $1,195,000
Sunrise water views of BVI, Leduck, Flanagan & UPPER CAROLINA! Expansive Coral Bay
beyond and steady gentle breezes, .5 acre with harbor and beyond views. Live in the comfortable
room for expansion of main house & pool. Lower well built lower apartment while adding second
level has plumbing roughed in. $999,000. unit above and/or completing the planned 3000 sq.
INN LOVE A delightful short term rental villa in ft. 4 bdrm/ 4 bath pool villa in this ideal vacation
an excellent location in Great Cruz Bay! A tasteful villa location. Expired plans available. .5 acre
5 bdrm, 5 bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c $425,000
bedrooms, attractive furnishings, marble and L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in
hardwood floors, professional landscaping, and upscale Pt. Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious
beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay Harbor and St. great room, dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large
Thomas. Stone entry arches lead to brick and bdrm/bath suites. Infinity edge pool w/spa.
stone courtyards and create an atmosphere of old Excellent rental income. $2,950,000. Virtual tour
world charm. $1,795,000. available at: www.americanparadise.com






MongooseJunction
340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN &Coral Bay
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; 2 j 340-777-5350 fax
Twww.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi

REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box 1191, St.John, VI 00831
REA ESTATE, INC. A iS1:2


* SPECTACULAR 180 NORTH FACING VIEWS down Drake's Passage, including many British Virgin
islands. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located on the crest of a hill in peaceful Privateer Estates. The
home features concrete foundations, a cedar shake upper floor, with a wonderful concrete pool and deck
with stone accents. Privateer Estates includes many amenities including underground utilities, deeded
beach access to 2 beaches and use of Newfound cottages and dock.............. Well priced at $995,000.


* UNIQUE NORTH SHORE PARCEL -located
just above the present Maho Bay campground
with access through the "Harmony Homes" area
of the eco-resort. A tremendous opportunity to
own scarce north shore property. $1,200,000.


* BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS includ-
ing East End of St. John northward to vari-
ous British Virgin Islands are yours from
this large Flanagan's Passage parcel.
Hear the waves break against the shore
while watching moonrise over East End.
.........................VALUE PRICED at $300,000.
* REDUCED VILLA LUMINARIA -
Spacious 3 bedroom villa with large pool
deck, located on ridge of Upper Carolina with
expansive views overlooking British Virgin
Islands and entire East End of St. John. This
very popular short term rental is private and
completely equipped. Large garage can easily
be converted to fourth bedroom. A must see
for the serious buyer................. $2,769,000.


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LOCATION, LOCATION! -
Dramatic cliffside setting, on cov-
eted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to
sunset views. three bedroom / two
bath stone and concrete home
with large wraparound veranda,
travertine floors, mahogany cabi-
netry, tile roof, large spa, full air
conditioning, large circular drive.
$1,995,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
BAYVIEW is a very private villa bordering the National
Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with two buildings connected by sunny pool, decks
and patio. Amazing 280 degree views overlooking Francis
Bay and Northshore, plus Coral Bay and BVI's. Excellent
vacation rental history. $1,695,000.
PERELANDRA is a romantic two bedroom, 2 bath Ca-
ribbean style villa offering stunning panoramic views and
evening sunsets, privacy, convenient location and comfort-
able elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay
with lush gardens and a private pool. $1,235,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 3 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
$1,385,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / 2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, 12 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
WINDSONG- Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush 12 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.


CONDOS & TIMESHARES
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$269,000 and $289,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views............................ $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac .......................................$425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k











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COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES ST. JOHN'S OLDEST REAL ESTATE FIRM SERVING ST. JOHN SINCE 1960

HOMES LAND CONDOMINIUMS COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Two LOCATIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 and The Marketplace (340) 774-8088

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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties
"L'AUTRE MONDE" Exquisitely PRIVATE 5 AC. BEACHFRONT
custom designed with 2 pools, (5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious shoreline
master &6 on Round

bdrms, sand beach




slate floors, custom mahogany villa withpanoramicviews. Superior "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also designer detail and furnish ngs VIew s Cruz Bay harbor. Boa t & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy landscaped. Pool & spa. 2 car stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price
dock. $8,400,000. garage. $7,000,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced!

Exclusively Listed Homes
CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" has amazing "VILLA FAR NIENTE", "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES" super privacy TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT
north shore views, total privacy! 1+lush acre (fruit sNew construction highlights these two charming masonry cottages. HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
trees & exotic orchids), stone showers, fireplace, in prestigious Point Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
brick pool terrace, new kitchen,4 A/C BRs, gated Rendezvous. 3BR/3BA make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
w/carport. Exquisite Charm! $5,950,000. pool villa has great views UPPER CHOCOLATE andscaping. TRADE or $890,000.
andatsively Listed Homes






STUN IN N G has a "SEACAY VILLA" VIA pool, private lower p TR R Immaculate 3
north sho pool villa has r BR w/high tsseparate y c H bedroom om / 3 bath

Charming, gated unobstructed, entry, large room for home, borders
harming egotatedic orpanoramic ocea la n prsaddl. BR, excellent f c m h wit National Park, views
.5 ac. estate; views and good short rental potential. of Fish Bay & Ditleff
spa, firepl ace, nw k A B term rental history. R $1,390,000. w r v s to St. $795,000.
itcoheno Eutimate B! $ 0,000. pl "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Two 3 bdrms plus
privacy. PRICE REDUCED $3,200,000.0. masonry home in excellent condition with large studio. Near town, all masonry, A/C. $775,000.
RENDEZOUS BY ( ) O PPER CAROINA: 3 brm, 3 th vila as pool in convennt Chocolate Hole. $1,300,000. INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VSTAERO" spectacuvlla hrCorais fR w/separatem this custom 3 levelbath



breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous home. Main level has spacious great omand front "SEABISCUIT" .home with huge panoramic views and quiet
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! porch. Interior staircase goes to 2 master suites & a (2x2) Caribbean location. $750,000.
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with lower level studio suite below. $1,500,000. style, masonry,mB "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
boatmooing376ft.shoreline.W-1zoningallows "COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA norm view with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
commercial uses $2,995,000. impressive views with awesome sunsets and St. maculate ab deks s quiet private location PRICE
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" (7x71/2) 1 ac., tennis, Thomas lights. Caibbean style. $1,499,999. oral Harbour REDUCED 725,000
2homes, pools, spas, walktobeaches mpressive NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE PRICE REDUCED "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
rental. $2,495,000. totally charming, 2x2 with 3. $995,000. v h family home plus separate studio rental
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart private gated courtyard,"SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style downstairs. View to Tortola. $45,000.
Bay. 3 bedroom beach house with spa, views and lare pl, planters & masonry cottage with wonderful down island OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
breezes. e$2,495,000 columns, arched doors d views and great rental history. $1,100,000. luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" stone showers, a/ic, "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villamas onry, "SANCTUARY GA E ene weluilt homeoss
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, hi tech kitchen, etc with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI. w ded ownerships
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. $1,495,000. $1,050,000. from $79,000.


WATERFRONT
Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline.
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre
CORAL BAY LAND
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre.
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre


$2,500,000
$1,875,000
$1,575,000
$899,000
$635,000

$495,000
$349,900
$345,000
$239,000
$208,000
$177,500


"CLIFFVIEW ESTATES" IN FISH BAY Six parcels in new subdivision offer exciting views
and adjacent to National Park. Underground utility access and paved roads. From .51
to .91 acre, $299,000 $795,000.

ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END in the original Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets
Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 -
$2,500,000.


"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" -
SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH
SHORE LOTS WITH PRISTINE VIEWS.
Low density subdivision with 7 large
parcels, paved road, stone walls &
underground utilities;above Rendezvous
Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated
community featuring underground GREAT CRUZ
utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous "HARBOUR VIE
sweeping views. Five fabulous lots Westin & amen
ranging from $469,000 to $785,000. private road, u
"ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE"- ulitilies, great
Premier location, with extraordinary $525,000.
water views, some border National
Park some are waterfront! From .78
acre to 3 acres. 7 parcels priced
from $550,000.
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" boasts
spectacular BVI views, quality paved
roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone wall
& planters, common beach. Just 8
minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
priced from $450,000. "WHISTLING C
CHOCOLATE HOLE-Tropical breezes water views
and delightful south shore views! Two breeze from t
parcels just over a half acre each. Peter Bay"lot.
$399,000. minutes from s
FISH BAY Two Great oversized most spectacu
parcels one with cistern slab, well, in the Caribbea
and active plans/permits in place Peter Bay. $2,1
and one lot with expansive views,
cooling breezes & paved access. $389,000-$438,000.


BAY .78 AC.
EW" Walk to
ities! Paved
nderground
rental area.


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& ample
his "Upper
Located just
some of the
lar beaches
In, including
800,000.


Condos &e Timeshares

"VILLA LEE ANNA" Cozy 2 bedroom condo with
water views. Easy walk to Cruz Bay and low condo
fees. $325,000.
EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great views,
close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key. $529,000.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $585,000.
BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY" RESORT Condo
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 OCEAN FRONT units
(2-upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.
INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING
IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE
CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail
in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental
options. Timeshares start at $11,000.


Development Opportunity

S"GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
S(2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.
$3,200,000.


Exclusively Listed Land


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